Last Publish on 9/14/2015 4:08:09 PM
City Of Hampton, VA
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, Va 23669

www.hampton.gov
NOTICE OF ACTION
City Council - Evening Session
Council Chambers, 8th Floor, City Hall
Wednesday, September 09, 2015
6:32:31 PM
Linda Curtis, W. H. "Billy" Hobbs, Jr., Will Moffett, Teresa V. Schmidt, Chris Snead, Donnie R. Tuck, George E. Wallace, Mayor
Staff:
Mary Bunting, City Manager
Vanessa T. Valldejuli, City Attorney
Katherine K. Glass, CMC, Clerk of Council
not set, not set

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
  Mayor Wallace called the meeting to order at 6:33 p.m. All members of City Council were present except for Vice Mayor Curtis who was on vacation.
INVOCATION - Councilwoman Chris Snead
  Councilwoman Snead gave the invocation.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO FLAG -
MAYOR'S COMMENTS
  Mayor Wallace gave a statement concerning Oakland Cemetery and then introduced Raymond Tripp of the Coliseum Central Business Improvement District who shared information on the upcoming Crawlin' Crab 5K and Half Marathon. He was accompanied by Jerry Frostic of J & A Racing and also Capt. Crabby.

Mayor Wallace also introduced Devin Desjardins, a Boy Scout who is an 11th grade student at Kecoughtan High School and is a member of Troop 151 which meets at First United Methodist Church.
CONSENT AGENDA
Consent Items
1.15-0264Approval of the City Council minutes from the afternoon session of August 12, 2015.
ACTION: Approved items 1 and 2 on consent agenda.

MOVER: Councilmember W. H. "Billy" Hobbs, Jr..
SECONDER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
2.15-0269Resolution Approving the Appropriation of an Additional $13,500.00 over a Five-Year Period, in Partnership with U.S. Geological Survey, to Operate and Receive Data from an Additional Tidal Monitoring Station at New Market Creek and W. Mercury Boulevard
ACTION: Approved items 1 and 2 on consent agenda.

MOVER: Councilmember W. H. "Billy" Hobbs, Jr..
SECONDER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
PRESENTATIONS, PROCLAMATIONS, AWARDS
PUBLIC HEARINGS
Ordinances
3.15-0273Ordinance to Amend and Reenact Chapter 35.1 of the City Code of the City of Hampton, Virginia by Amending: Article I Sections 35.1-3 Entitled, “Administration and Enforcement of Chapter,” 35.1-4 Entitled, “Compliance with Chapter; Stop Work Orders; Penalty for Violation”; and Article III Section 35.1-49 Entitled, “Green Areas and Landscaping Requirements” Pertaining to Departmental Responsibility For Enforcing Landscaping Requirements.
ACTION: Held Public Hearing - there were no speakers on the item.
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
SECONDER: Councilmember W. H. "Billy" Hobbs, Jr..
Resolutions
4.15-0267Resolution authorizing the execution of a Lease Agreement between the City of Hampton and the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of General Services to lease the property located at 3130 Victoria Boulevard
ACTION: Held Public Hearing - there were no speakers on the item.

MOVER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
SECONDER: Councilmember W. H. "Billy" Hobbs, Jr..
General Items
Resolutions
5.15-0261Resolution Authorizing the Grant of an Encroachment, Pursuant to § 34-86 of the City Code, to Huntington Ingalls Incorporated, Newport News Shipbuilding Division for the Installation of a 2 Inch HDPE Conduit in an Area Measuring 27,000 Feet Long, of Variable Width No Greater Than 6 Feet, and At Least 36 Inches Deep, All Measurements More or Less, from Big Bethel Road, Continuing Along E. Street, and Ending at an Existing Vault on Aluminum Avenue
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember Will Moffett.
SECONDER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
6.15-0268Resolution Authorizing the Grant of an Encroachment, Pursuant to § 34-86 of the City Code, to Hillary D. Brown, of 435 Square Feet, More or Less, Under a Portion of City-Owned Right of Way Known As E. Sherwood Avenue for Installation and Maintenance of a Water Line
ACTION: Approved

MOVER: Councilmember W. H. "Billy" Hobbs, Jr..
SECONDER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
Appointments
7.15-0260to consider appointments to the Purchasing and Procurement Oversight Committee
ACTION: Reappointed Eugene Johnson and Martin Cross to their second terms, appointed Jason Samuels in the place of William Pearson as the School Board representative, and appointed James Gervais and Tammy Waldroup to their first terms all expiring on June 30, 2019.

MOVER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
8.15-0270to consider appointments to the Social Services Local Advisory Board
ACTION: Reappointed Phillip Trana and Vickie Williams to their second terms expiring on September 30, 2019.

MOVER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
9.15-0271to consider appointments to the Animal Control Advisory Committee
ACTION: Reappointed James R. Thornton to a second term until August 31, 2019.

MOVER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
10.15-0272to consider appointments to the Finance Committee
ACTION: Reappointed Susan Harris to her first full term until September 30, 2019.

MOVER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
11.15-0274to consider an appointment to the Peninsula Agency on Aging
ACTION: Appointed Wendell Braxton in the place of Celestine Carter until September 30, 2019.

MOVER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
12.15-0275to consider an appointment to the Hampton Arts Commission
ACTION: Appointed Laura Fitzpatrick as the City Manager’s designee for a term expiring on June 30, 2019.

MOVER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
13.15-0276to consider appointments to the Board of Review of Real Estate Assessments
ACTION: Reappointed Thomas Perham for his second term and Dale Evans to his first full term, both expiring on June 30, 2019.

MOVER: Councilmember Chris Snead.
REPORTS BY CITY MANAGER, CITY COUNCIL, STAFF, COMMITTEES
  Councilman Moffett announced that Y. H. Thomas Community Day will take place on September 12th from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Y. H. Thomas Park.
Miscellaneous New Business
Public Comment
  Chris Reece and Linda Seely spoke on feral cats and shelter hours and staffing.

David Parker spoke on the boat fee.

Joseph King signed up to speak but wasn't present when called.

Joan Charles spoke on the history of the Grandview Nature Preserve.

Hugh Bassette spoke on the senior tax exemption.

Frank Ottofaro, Jr. spoke on the Ottofaro case.

Joyce Biggs spoke on contraband slaves.

Ms. Bunting responded to these citizens.

Mayor Wallace shared information on upcoming events in Downtown Hampton and shared an e-mail received about a Hampton police officer who recently assisted an individual in a time of need by personally helping to get she and her children to family in Georgia.

Mayor Wallace also presented the Boy Scout with a city pin.
Adjournment
  The meeting adjourned at 7:32 p.m.